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Special Deal on 12 oz Cobalt Blue Beer Bottles with "Nittany Ale" with a Paw Print printing.


I just got a call from a supplier that has some really nice bottles from a now defunt brewery and I thought since I have a lot of customers that are PENN STATE fans that we may be able to make a deal happen. Here's the deal:

The bottles are 12 ounce beer bottles (pry off not screw off). They are Cobalt Blue in color. They also have White Printing directly on the bottle. The printing states "Nittany Ales" with a nittany lion paw print on the bottle. My supplier states the paw print is the size of a babys fist, if that info helps.
The problem is that I would have to purchase a pallet of 100 cases and I do not have the ability to store that many cases here at the shop. My proposal is to take pre-orders from my customers and if I can get pre-orders for 75 cases, I'll go forward and order the 100 cases.

Cost per case would be $8.50
There are 24 bottles per case

Anyone that is interested in participating in this deal, let me know ASAP since these bottles are selling out fast.

Wine Barley & Hops Homebrew
248 Bustleton Pike
Feasterville, PA
(215) 322-4780

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I'm guessing they look like this... although this might be a different design as the paw print looks bigger than a baby's fist.

Remember, light skunks beer...

"...clear glass does not protect the beer in any way from photochemistry (data not shown). The same trends in filtering (or absorbtion) due to the different color of beer bottle glass still exists; brown glass filters the largest amount of high energy light. Note that the green and especially blue are inefficient at filtering the higher energy UV light (less than ~ 400 nm)."

Light Absorption by Various Beer Bottle Glass: Data to Accompany April 2nd, 2008 Basic Brewing Radio Podcast with James Spencer.

Bradley E. Sturgeon, PhD
Monmouth College
Department of Chemistry Chemistry
Monmouth, IL 61462
Hey Sam,

Thanks for the info. Your stats are very true. Most homebrewers store their bottled beer in the original cardboard cases and in a cool dark place so for most color would not matter. Now if you are a homebrewer that doesn't have good storage habits or conditions for your homebrew then you need to pay particular attention to your bottles color. Same goes for wine

Who said anything about storage? I would guess that skunking during storage doesn't normally plague the homebrewer. It's more likely you'd get a bad bottle of Heineken from the local distributor.

The fact is, your can skunk while you drink it!

The photochemical reaction that skunks beer occurs very rapidly; a well-hopped beer in clear glass can become noticeably offensive with just 30 seconds of exposure to sunshine.

Let's say you've got your beer in a cooler while tailgating on a sunny day (actually it doesn't matter as UV rays can penetrate clouds - that's why you can still get sunburned on an overcast day). Not only is your beer being damaged while you rest the bottle on your bumper between sips, but each time your friends open the lid to the cooler.

Just sayin'
Sammy you are indeed a mad scientist... however while i cant argue with your stats here i have used plenty of blue bottles and never found a difference between the blue or brown bottles. i would like to think this is due to my superior storage practices but i will chalk it up to dumb luck, so i say go for the blue bottles cuz they look really cool!!!
Ha! What would you know, Dan? If you're beer skunked it would be an improvement! (I'm kidding of course... Just trying to get a laugh by being a dick like your bro. Craig's funny!)

I'm just making excuses. It's actually not the skunky beer I have a problem with... it's the penn state blue that I object to!!! If Paul were selling something like the picture below, I'd be all over them. Besides, I haven't seen any data on red glass. LOL ;)

I'm also just talking out my ass... I've never used anything but brown bottles. Everything I've written has been from things I've read. You'd obviously know much better than I about the blue bottles.

Oh, and for those of you that don't know, Dan brews some kick-ass beer!
Hey Sam,

I wonder why beer glasses (for the most part) are clear? Using the 30 second rule, they should be amber with a lid over the top so light would be blocked from the opening. Guese the Germans had it all figured out when they came up with the beerstein.
Good point... and I wonder why there's been so much research done on light-struck beer?

Obviously clear glass is not going away. I have beer steins and still prefer drinking out of clear glass. I mean, let's face it, we want to see our beer in the glass because it's a beautiful sight!

Brewers are extremely concerned about how their beer reaches the consumer. While they don't have control on the final serving container, they've taken extreme steps to ensure it arrives in the best shape possible. They've switched to brown bottles, raised the sides of six-pack holders, and packaged in cans instead of glass. Those that package in clear glass (e.g. Corona) use chemically altered hop extracts that don't react with sunlight. With all that effort and expense, I'd argue that brewers would love it if they could control what type of container you drank their beer from...

As for the 30 seconds, I didn't say it was a rule... It's just that the research has shown that the taste of beer (especially a hoppy one) can change that quickly when exposed to sunlight. I didn't know that and thought it was pretty interesting. Now, when I'm outside and have a bad drinking experience with a hoppy pale ale, I might not be so quick to blame the brewer.
Great point Sam, I agree that Dan would never notice if his beer skunks. He will tell you that currently the greatest beer in all the world is in tap at my homebrew pub. Dan is his own biggest fan.
yes i am
Paul I`ll take 2 cases. I got friends and family that ave Penn State fans. They will make great gifts.
































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